SIX TINY DOTS,
ingeniously arranged by a 15-year-old boy some 200 years ago, have brought literacy to thousands of people with visual disabilities worldwide. Reading and writing is the key to literacy – and literacy is vital to a successful education, employment, productivity, independence, and quality of life in today’s world.
Six-Dot Solutions, Inc. is a braille transcription company, providing access to print through braille. Braille is comprised of six dots, or a combination thereof, called a cell. The various combinations of cells represent letters of the alphabet, punctuation, numbers, and entire words. It is our belief that braille literacy is the key to equality and participating effectively at home and in society.
What We Do
We Transcribe the following:
Jana truly is a dedicated, experienced and hardworking braille transcriber. Her passion for mentoring new transcribers is only surpassed by her passion to produce high quality braille for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Production Manager: Braille Services Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation -
College of Design - Georgia Tech
Jana is a friend to experienced and aspiring transcribers. Her talents, patience and knowledge are cherished by the entire Braille community.
Owner, Full Cell Braille, Inc.
Like the cliché of a drop of water…Jana is one of those individuals who have a lasting ripple effect on those of us in the braille industry! Her skill, style of teaching and knowledge of those six little dots reflect the love she has for her trade. She deeply cares about those who benefit from the braille she creates. Jana’s sense of adventure and willingness to take on a challenge are my favorite characteristics about her. Give her a task and she’ll get ‘er done!
President / CEO
Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
Jana Hertz, founder of Six-Dot Solutions, Inc. is a highly respected braille transcriber / alternate media specialist and has served the blindness population for the past 32 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and possesses certifications by the Library of Congress in Literary Braille (EBAE) and Unified English Braille (UEB). She has been transcribing educational materials, classroom curriculum, and textbooks for twenty-two years. She is the current president of the National Braille Association.
Organizations We Serve
MyVision.org is a free, digital resource led by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. They have compiled some wonderful resources for students with visual impairments with information on Understanding IDEA, Assistive Technologies, Navigating the Public School System, Tips for Managing College Life, How Parents Can Help and more! Please feel free to explore this resource!